China Plans to Build Facility to Train Pandas to Live in The Wild

 - May 21, 2010
References: physorg & treehugger
Like new kids on the block, captive-born pandas have a hard time fitting in; that's why China plans to build a 21.5-acre facility to train pandas to live in the wild.

Pandas live luxurious lives in captivity because they always know where their next meal is coming from. With less than 1,600 pandas left in the wild, pandas are one of the world’s most endangered species. The survival training program (which would take at least 15 years), would allow more pandas to be on their own, and holds promise because of the difficulties in captive breeding.